FBR - Best on the ground, on the job learning opportunity in the sell-side financial services space, bar none | Glassdoor
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"Best on the ground, on the job learning opportunity in the sell-side financial services space, bar none"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at FBR full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Entrepreneurial culture, manager/mentor model of development, innovation is expected and smart hard workers are rewarded.

Cons

It takes time to learn to speak up, you have to find your own value-add opportunities, no face-time means your work has to speak for itself

Advice to Management

Standardize recent training and development opportunities at the junior and mid-levels. Highlight the experiences of those who have built careers at FBR from the entry level to the senior levels.

Other Employee Reviews for FBR

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Constantly lied to... very political... run by people who are not very smart"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FBR full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    okay if you are desperate to do banking in dc area

    Cons

    used car salesman approach
    no such thing as developing long term relationships

    Advice to Management

    firm should be taken private to weather the volatility


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Low morale among employees"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Compliance in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Compliance in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FBR full-time

    Pros

    This company generally has a family-like atmosphere, and employees are all very friendly with each other.

    Cons

    Senior management has generally shown a lack of consideration for employee morale, with regard to compensation as well as reassurances about where the company is going.

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